Learn how to unlock the DNA code!
BSc Biomedical Science
25th of April – 2-5pm
Biochemistry teaching laboratory
Art & Science Concourse
There are still spaces left for the DNA Day practical experience!
You can register for the practical at the NUI Galway Open Day on Saturday 25th by handing in a completed registration form at the Science Experience Workshop in Aras Na Mac Leinn (11:00 - 1:00pm). Remember, your registration form must be signed by a parent or guardian if you are under 18.
Join us for a 3 hour practical laboratory experience in the NUI Galway biomedical sciences laboratories! Participants will have the opportunity to practice molecular biology techniques, to learn about DNA structure and function, and to discover how variation in the DNA code underpins human disease.
Open to: Any student studying biology currently in the senior cycle of secondary school
Capacity: 40 students
About International DNA Day (25th April): DNA day celebrates the day on which the structure of DNA was published in the journal Nature in 1953. The deciphering of this structure by James Watson and Francis Crick, with help from X-ray crystallography data from Rosalind Franklin, paved the way for a new era of genomic research and discovery. On this same day in 2003 the Human Genome Project announced that they had sequenced the vast majority of the human genome. You can learn more about DNA and the applications of DNA analysis by liking and following the DNA Day Facebook page.
About the BSc in Biomedical Science: The BSc in Biomedical Science is a four year science degree course run through the School of Natural Sciences. The programme is directed by Dr. Derek Morris. For more information about the course, and of the requirements needed for course entry, click here.
About the Morris Lab: The Morris research laboratory, based in the School of Natural Sciences in NUI Galway, investigates diseases that are caused by the interaction of many different genes. They are interested in particular in investigating what genes may put a person at risk of developing psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. You can learn more about their research here.